James N. Allen, farmer; P. O. Centerville; was born Aug, 9, 1822, in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and is the son of Adoniram Allen and Polly (Cail) Allen, daughter of Jacob Cail, who came from Virginia; Adoniram Allen was a native of Georgia, and came to Kentucky with his father, his mother being dead, and located at Visalia, on the K.C.R.R, where he owned and operated a mill; he subsequently removed to Bourbon County and engaged in farming. Mr. Allen was reared to agricultural pursuits, and now owns a farm of 154 acres and has also given some attention to the stock business, politically he is a Democrat, and for fifty years has been a member of the Baptist Church. June 17, 1858, he was married to Miss May Tyler, daughter of William Tyler, of Harrison County; she died Oct. 17, 1880; there are four children, the issue of this marriage, living, and two dead: William A, Welburn B. (dead), Albert L, Carrie L, Hugh W. (dead), and Cora G.
Source: Perrin, William Henry. History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., 1882.